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8 hour eating

Saturday, July 14, 2012      13 comments

In a recent Dr. Oz column, he suggested that limiting the span of time during which we eat to 8 hours a day results in 28% fewer calories, on average. So: if you have breakfast at 8, your last meal would be finished at 4 pm. Of if your... Read more

Mint Floss

Friday, July 13, 2012      11 comments

Mint floss tastes good, has no calories and is a great incentive not to eat anything more. If my teeth are super clean . . . yeah. Don't want to mess 'em up!... Read more

Dessert for Breakfast??

Sunday, July 08, 2012      19 comments

The August Oprah magazine has an intriguing article which suggests that the best time of day to indulge a sweet tooth is breakfast. Two groups of dieters were assigned 1400 cals a day (women) and 1600 (men). One group ate a "modest" brea... Read more


Friday, July 06, 2012      11 comments

Cheesy, I know. But I'm changing the punctuation. From IMPOSSIBLE to I'M POSSIBLE. Yes I am.... Read more

Not tracking . . .

Thursday, July 05, 2012      10 comments

is like "not communicating". Impossible. A person who thinks she is not communicating is in fact communicating plenty. By not speaking. Or gesturing. Or making eye contact. Body language is (almost) all. Way more powerful than what we... Read more

Weight Loss Maintenance: low glycemic, moderate fat and protein diet

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      11 comments
article4371808/ Interesting article which confirms what I know about my own adventures in weight loss mai... Read more

I am Canadian!

Thursday, June 28, 2012      22 comments

It's the July 1 weekend coming right up. Got my big red and white flag flying on the verandah, breaking out my red and white golf outfit!! Sing it, Canadians! "I am Canadian", in English more

Taking Time to Celebrate

Tuesday, June 26, 2012      15 comments

DH aka TUFFMUFFIN and I recently celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary . . . with a few days away together, revisiting the little town where we'd spent our honeymoon. It was so much fun! Lots of laughter and reminiscing, some golf, some... Read more

Eating Disorders at 50++

Friday, June 22, 2012      18 comments

Yes, I track my nutrition every day . . . fitness too. And no, I don't think I have an "eating disorder". Really. But the social pressure to stay slim and attractive at 50+, 60+ and even 70+ is apparently triggering lots of eating diso... Read more


Monday, June 18, 2012      11 comments

Tomorrow's salad: 2 cups of mesclun 1 small raw beet, chopped 5 baby carrots, chopped 3 sugar snap peas, chopped 4 green beans, sliced 2 radishes, sliced 1 small yellow sweet pepper, chopped 6 grape tomates half a small avoc... Read more

In the Present!

Friday, June 15, 2012      14 comments

I will not regret the past. I will not fear the future. I will focus on the present. And my present, at present, still has lots and lots of work in it! But that's OK: it's interesting, it's worth doing, and I can work on one... Read more

Alive, Well and Chugging Along

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      11 comments

Life continues to be busy, I continue to track nutrition and fitness . . . and chug along ticking off tasks! Oriental poppies are glorious, both scarlet and soft watermellen pink: mock orange in blom, smelling divine.... Read more

Please excuse inattentiveness . . . .

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      14 comments

, , , which will I hope be temporary. I've hit one of those crzzzybzzy patches. I'd like to respond to all comments on recent blogs but: just can't. However: I will be tracking every day everything I eat. Yes I will! ... Read more

Rhubarb Crisp

Sunday, June 03, 2012      20 comments

What delicious stuff this is! Especially warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! I used to have a rhubarb patch in my garden, but it seems to have disappeared over the years. I used to see bags of frozen chopped rhubarb with the other f... Read more

Giving Blood: Was it Good for You??

Friday, June 01, 2012      14 comments
tients/article2448838/ Maybe so. New research indicated that blood donors benefit. Particularly if ... Read more

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